Natchitoches man arrested on narcotics and charges

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According to a Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Official, Jerica Devon Kelly B/M 25, was taken into custody Feb. 7 in the parking lot of 1230 Old Robeline Rd. in the city limits of Natchitoches. NMJDTF agents were executing a search warrant at an apartment when agents approached the residence they noticed a subject in a vehicle parked in front of the apartment.

For safety reasons agents approached the vehicle to identify the subject and detected a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. NMJDTF agents also saw in plain view small pieces of suspected marijuana on the clothes of the subject inside the vehicle.

NMJDTF agents detained the subject identified as Jerica Kelly who admitted to rolling a blunt which is a marijuana cigar . NMJDTF agents obtained a search warrant for the vehicle and located 104 suspected Ecstasy pills, 7.5 suspected Alprazolam Pills, $92, 35.6 grams of suspected marijuana, 83.3 grams of suspected synthetic marijuana and a digital scale.

Kelly was transported to the NPDC where he was booked on the following charges and issued an arraignment date of 5/7/2018.

Possession of CDS I (Marijuana) with intent to distribute
Possession of CDS IV (Alprazolam) with intent distribute
Possession of CDS I (synthetic marijuana) with intent to distribute
Possession of CDS I (Ecstasy) with intent to distribute
Possession of drug paraphernalia
Second or subsequent offenses

The Natchitoches Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force would like to thank the Citizens of Natchitoches for their support. Many times an investigation begins with a simple phone call or tip from a concerned citizen. For this reason the Task Force encourages all citizens to report any crimes in their neighborhoods anonymously by calling 318-357-2248, The Natchitoches Police Department, or the Natchitoches Parish Sheriffs Office.